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Learn About the UV Index
New Light Bulb Law (Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007) - The Basics
- does not ban the use or purchase of incandescent bulbs.
- does not ban the sale or manufacture of ALL incandescent bulbs, just those common household incandescent (and other) bulbs that are not energy-efficient.
- does not require the use of compact fluorescent bulbs.
- requires about 25 percent greater efficiency (that is, less energy use) for household light bulbs that have traditionally used between 40 and 100 watts of electricity.
- exempts many bulbs, including specialty bulbs, three-way bulbs, chandelier bulbs, refrigerator bulbs, plant grow lights and others.
- was passed by Congress and signed by President Bush in 2007 and is implemented by the U.S. Department of Energy.
- includes many other provisions that do not pertain to lighting. Some of these provisions call for: higher gas mileage in automobiles; transportation electrification; increased reliance on biofuels; and training for green jobs.
- View more information about the new "light bulb law" from:
B is the correct answer.
YES TO AIRING OUT: If a CFL breaks at home, one of the best things you can do is air out the room for 5-10 minutes by opening a window or door to the outdoor environment. Learn the most important steps to take.
NO TO VACUUMING: Vacuuming is not recommended unless broken glass remains after all other cleanup steps have been taken. Vacuuming could spread mercury-containing powder or mercury vapor.
What is SunWise?
- Free educational program
- Focus on health & environment
SunWise Education Kit for teachers Includes:
- Lesson Plans
- Classroom activities
- UV measurment & reporting
- And much more!
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